Posted by: africanpressorganization | 6 April 2009

African Union Commemorates the 15th Anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide



African Union Commemorates the 15th Anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide


ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 6, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union Commission (AUC) will tomorrow, Tuesday 7 April 2009, join the rest of the African Community within the continent and the Diaspora in commemorating the 15th Anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide.


Commemorative activities marking the Day will take place at the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. These will include: a welcome address by the Chairperson of the AU Commission, Mr. Jean Ping, or his representative; a statement by the Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda and a film show.


Organized by the Department of Political Affairs of the African Union, the ceremony will take place in the plenary hall of the African Union Conference Centre, in the presence of the Deputy Chairperson of the AUC, Mr. Erastus Mwencha, alongside the Commissioners and officials of the AUC, the Rwandan community based in Addis Ababa and the diplomatic corps, amongst others.



Journalists are invited to participate and to cover the event.


SOURCE : African Union Commission (AUC)


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